Penn Honored as Healthy Campus Initiative Partner
This upcoming April, at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s annual summit, the University of Pennsylvania will be honored as the first Ivy League university to be verified as a Healthier Campus as part of the Healthier Campus Initiative (HCI). The Healthier Campus Initiative, founded in 2014, brokers commitments with colleges and universities to make their campuses healthier by adopting guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity and programming. Over the past few years, in accordance with HCI, Penn has committed to implementing over twenty healthy objectives in various facets of campus life, many of which relate to efforts to promote sustainability on campus. These include committing to providing healthier food and beverage services from campus-operated dining, promoting water consumption on campus, implementing a campus-wide bike share/rental program, and enhancing wellness opportunities for faculty and staff, as well as for students.
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. They bring together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Read more.